Hanuman Temple in Goa

It was built in the 1840s at a site where the monkey god Hanuman was covertly worshipped during more oppressive periods of Portuguese rule. Since the temples had been destroyed by the Portuguese, devotees placed a picture of Hanuman at the fireworks shop.

In April 1843 the picture was replaced by a silver idol. Eventually the business community of Mapusa gathered enough funds to acquire the shop, and the temple was built in its place.Floor is of marble and the North side is carved teak wood.Maruti is also known as Hanuman.The Lord Maruti is supposed to stop the evil forces and protect his devotees.

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